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Patience Ozokwor Biography : Top 5 Things To Know About Her

Patience Ozokwor Biography : Top 5 Things To Know About Her

Real Name : Patience Ozokwor biography
Nickname : Mama G
Date of Birth / Age : March 25 1958
Place of Birth / State of Origin : Ngwo, Enugu State

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Patience Ozokwor Biography

Patience Ozokwor, who is also known as Mama G, is a veteran Nollywood actress, and she has starred in over 200 movies till date. She was born on the 25th of March year 1958 at Ngwo, Enugu State. Madam Patience Ozokwor began acting during her school years when she played the role of Hamlet in Shakespearian drama. This play was received well, and she began travelling with the show.

Ater she got married at the age of 19, she continued to further her education by taking teaching courses at a Women’s Training College. She received her teaching degree and continued as a teacher for 4 years. Feeling a bit unsatisfied, Madam Patience Ozokwor left the teaching job to venture into broadcasting where she worked in the capacity of a radio announcer and newscaster.

She later opened an enterpreneurship school to help young female school dropouts. Madam Patience taught the girls hair and skin care and was able to help these young ladies to open their own businesses and establish themselves in the society. The government at some point in time helped her by sponsoring her project and her civic involvement later led to her getting a political appointment. She served in the political post of Assistant to the wife of the Mayor of the local government for four years.
As a result of her husband’s illness and demise, she had to concentrate on her family while also returning to school to learn graphic arts and mass communication. She also had to do odd jobs and bake cakes for people in order to earn few cash.

Her Foray into Professional Acting Movies { Nollywood }

Madam Patience was invited to do a commercial by a comedian and due to her performance in the commercial, she was invited to appear in a soap opera entitled Someone Cares, for the National Television Authority. After the Soap Opera Madam Patience began to auditions for acting roles, she began with small ones and until her career was launched. Her first movie was in the year 1998 which made her a bit popular but the movie Authority (1999), was the movie that really shot her into limelight. Madam Patience Ozokwor was among the 100 Nigerians honoured by the Federal government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in the year 1914.

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Awards and Nominations

  • Winner Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2014
  • Nominee Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2013
  • Winner Best Actress Award in an African Collaboration at the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards

Top 5 things you should know about her

  1.  She is not just a movie star but also sings gospel music.
  2. She got married at the age 19 though she is now a widow as her husband died in 2002.
  3. Patience Ozokwor was once a teacher. 
  4. She as played motherly role for most Nollywood stars except Pete Edochie and Olu Jacobs, who she jokingly said refused to let her be their mother in a movie. 
  5. She has an adopted child. 

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